Senate Approves Indefinite Military Detention of U.S. Citizens in U.S.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was used two years ago to allow the government to indefinitely detain anyone, including U.S. citizens, has been approved again by the U.S. Senate. This time, however, lawmakers had the chance to add protections for Americans accused of terrorist ties, and decided against it.
A group of Democrats and Republicans pushed for an amendment to the NDAA that would have prohibited the military from detaining American citizens on U.S. soil. But then a House-Senate conference committee led by Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) removed the provision from the bill.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) blasted McCain and others for stripping away the amendment.
“We had protection in this bill. We passed an amendment that specifically said if you were an American citizen or here legally in the country, you would get a trial by jury,” Paul said. “It’s been removed because they want the ability to hold American citizens without trial in our country. This is so fundamentally wrong and goes against everything we stand for as a country that it can’t go unnoticed.”
Minus the amendment, the NDAA easily cleared the Senate on a vote of 81-14. It now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.
Subject: shut up you don;t get a lawyer
Date: Sun, December 23, 2012
To: Ken Adachi
Watch Lindsey Graham- "Shut Up. You Don't Get a Lawyer!"
Published on Jul 5, 2012
Lindsey Graham speaks proudly about his abandonment of the Bill of Rights. In addition to denying the right to an attorney, Lindsey Graham is also openly advocates abolition of the right to a trial by jury, the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty, and the right to remain silent. All these rights are to be swept away by simply making accusations that need not be judged by any jury. He has also, at other times, advocated the suspension of Habeous Corpus.
Regardless of the vote fraud, and the dirty tricks at conventions, the cause of liberty will persist until victory. After victory the defense of liberty will continue.
Thomas Jefferson said:
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
I add to this:
"The battle for freedom is never won, and is never lost.
The battle for freedom always continues.
It is never too late, and it is never soon enough, to defend freedom.
No matter how enslaved we are, we always have hope.
No matter how free we are we are never safe.
NOTHING EVER LIMITS THE GOVERNMENT, EXCEPT THE PEOPLE.
Any generation that fails to defend freedom will lose it.
The next generation will have to shed blood to gain it back" John Perna
When the defense of liberty becomes a crime, tyranny is already in force. At that point failure to defend liberty makes slavery at certainty. John Perna
"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."
-- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials
Watch the rest of the videos on this channel to make this a clear.
"Shut Up. You Don't Get a Lawyer!": The Defense Authorization Act Guts Civil Rights of American Citizens
Uloaded on Dec 5, 2011
"It is not unfair to make an American citizen account for the fact that they decided to help Al Qaeda to kill us all and hold them as long as it takes to find intelligence about what may be coming next," says Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). "And when they say, 'I want my lawyer,' you tell them, 'Shut up. You don't get a lawyer.'"
No recent piece of legislation has been more controversial than the NDAA, which passed the Senate last week and includes provisions that apparently grant the president unlimited power to detain American citizens arrested in connection to terrorism. The House approved its version of the NDAA earlier this year, so the legislature must hammer out differences and present a final version to President Barack Obama. For his part, Obama has threatened to veto the legislation not because it tramples on civil liberties but because it subject executive actions to congressional oversight.
Earlier this fall, Reason's Matt Welch talked to Laura Pitter, counterterrorism adviser for Human Rights Watch. "The terms in the bill are so vague that it can really be applied to anyone the U.S. deems is an enemy," says Pitter, who underscores that federal courts are far more effective and efficient when it comes to prosecuting terrorism-related cases. Since the 9/11 attacks, she notes, federal criminal courts have resolved over 400 terrorism-related cases while military commissions have prosecuted just six cases.
Approximately 5 minutes.
Camera by Meredith Bragg and Joshua Swain; produced by Swain.
2012: The Coming Dictatorship ● NDAA ● FEMA Camps ● Global Enslavement
Michael Kinsey 1 day ago
CIA wars produced the 40% of the world's resourses for the USA. American just enjoyed to party, while millions died for having a resourse we wanted. Most American were decieved by the freedom spreading scam of the governemnt. But, the government has turned this tactic upon us, now.Keep your kids out of the military, they cant't win if nobody will shoot who their told to shoot. That is what I did and I have no blood on my hands, works good!